A STAFFORD College student and Eccleshall Eagles Junior Football Club coach has been put through his paces at the FA's National Football Future camp.
Gareth Hawkins is studying for a foundation degree in football coaching and his voluntary work with Eccleshall Eagles Junior Football Club helped him scoop the prestigious invitation to the new base for English football.
The 19-year-old has been a member of Eccleshall Eagles from the age of 13, joining first as a player and then progressing into coaching and management and he is now running the club's under 13 team.
He is currently on the lookout for new players for the club, with anyone welcome if they are aged 11 to 12 (school years seven and eight) and looking for somewhere local to train and play. The side trains on a Saturday and plays on a Sunday.